I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

The Items We Carry

Over the last few days I’ve been see­ing a flickr group called The Items We Carry. I’ve finally con­trib­uted my own photo to the group, so you can see what I carry with me, pretty much all the time.
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I find this kind of thing fas­cin­at­ing. It really interests me what people carry with them, what they need to func­tion each day, the tech­niques they have to do that. It inter­ested me to see all the little sys­tems that people have, and the more I look at it and think about it the more I real­ise how irrel­ev­ant it is. Instead of focus­ing on little tech­niques and sys­tems to help “get things done” instead I and I would ima­gine many oth­ers, should be focus­ing on God and the rela­tion­ship we have with him. The time spent look­ing at estab­lish­ing little sys­tems that, could and more prob­ably should, be spent on get­ting to know the big feller, spend­ing time in His word and study­ing it.
It’s a big chal­lenge, and one which I need to take up with more gusto than I have been, one which I pray I will be able to have the dis­cip­line and self con­trol to do. I’ve been listen­ing to Mike Bickle’s “The Power of a Focused Life” and it’s some­thing that I feel chal­lenged about and need to act on.

8 responses

  1. Stumbled across you from the 100 Blogs in 100 Days. Nice look­ing site, and am glad you’re able to talk so openly about your faith, I need to prac­tice that.
    This is what I carry with me:
    Cell phone, keys, wal­let (in front pock­et = bet­ter back and no one steals it!), Zune, and hacky sack, must be able to play hacky sack where ever I’m at.

  2. Stumbled across you from the 100 Blogs in 100 Days. Nice look­ing site, and am glad you’re able to talk so openly about your faith, I need to prac­tice that.
    This is what I carry with me:
    Cell phone, keys, wal­let (in front pock­et = bet­ter back and no one steals it!), Zune, and hacky sack, must be able to play hacky sack where ever I’m at.

  3. Nice to meet you Ben. Talk­ing openly about your faith is cer­tainly a chal­lenge, but a good one!
    You’re a Zune own­er, how are they? I’ve nev­er come across any­one who uses a Zune, most people I find are iPod people.

  4. Nice to meet you Ben. Talk­ing openly about your faith is cer­tainly a chal­lenge, but a good one!
    You’re a Zune own­er, how are they? I’ve nev­er come across any­one who uses a Zune, most people I find are iPod people.

  5. Aside from the pro­pri­et­ary soft­ware (but iPod has that too), I like it a lot. I can­’t say the wire­less has been use­ful to me (maybe it will in the future, who knows), but it does everything I need it to, and nicely. Though mine is in a hard case (I just dropped it twice on the cement w/i the past two days, yikes! but it’s ok), it feels nicer to hold than the iPod to me. The nav­ig­a­tion on the iPod is nice, but this isn’t any harder or less intuitive.
    Any­ways, hope to read more from you in the future, take care.

  6. Aside from the pro­pri­et­ary soft­ware (but iPod has that too), I like it a lot. I can­’t say the wire­less has been use­ful to me (maybe it will in the future, who knows), but it does everything I need it to, and nicely. Though mine is in a hard case (I just dropped it twice on the cement w/i the past two days, yikes! but it’s ok), it feels nicer to hold than the iPod to me. The nav­ig­a­tion on the iPod is nice, but this isn’t any harder or less intuitive.
    Any­ways, hope to read more from you in the future, take care.

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